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A Monster Is Eating This Book

Karen Kilpatrick, German Blanco (Illustrator)


List Price: 18.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


For fans of The Book With No Pictures and The Monster at the End of this Book, this funny and interactive picture book showcases a word-eating monster and the (adorable) surprise behind this frightful creature.

Beware: There is a sleeping monster within these pages. But this is no ordinary monster. This monster eats words. And when the monster is awake, it gets HUNGRY. So you have to be very careful and very quiet while reading. If you hear a growl—run fast.

Oh no, what’s that? The monster’s woken up! How are we supposed to finish this book when all the words are being eaten? And who—or what—is this fearsome creature exactly? The answer to that question, I’m afraid, is totally . . . adorable.

Praise For A Monster Is Eating This Book

"Visual humor and brightly colored monsters set against uncluttered backgrounds make this a good read-aloud. A whimsical metanarrative turns a pleasantly scary monster into readers’ new best friend." —Kirkus Reviews

otton-candy-colored monsters for a storytime about unexpectedly adorable monstrosities." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250817594, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 19, 2022

About the Author

Karen Kilpatrick has been telling and writing stories for as long as she can remember. A former attorney who left the legal industry for the toy industry, she is the author of When Pencil Met Eraser and the Pumpkinheads children's book series and cocreator with her two daughters of the toy brand, MeBears. She lives in South Florida with her three kids.

Germán Blanco has been using pencils all his life. Erasers, too. He unknowingly began his artistic career as a kid by doodling in school whenever he was bored (sorry, mom!). He later became a graphic designer but he found his passion in illustration. When he’s not drawing, he enjoys watching movies and playing football (aka soccer).

Germán is the illustrator of When Pencil Met Eraser and When Pencil Met the Markers.